Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate Research Coordinator
Fiona Bogossian has been involved in the education of nurses and midwives for twenty years, the last fifteen years of which have been in the tertiary sector. In 2005, Fiona was appointed as the Program Director for the Bachelor of Nursing and in 2006 she chaired the Curriculum Working Group which developed the first Bachelor of Midwifery program in Queensland. In 2007 she commenced in the position of Postgraduate Research Coordinator. In her previous position as a Senior Lecturer at ACU National, Fiona has held numerous senior administrative roles and has taught extensively at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the areas of midwifery, public health, research interpretation and epidemiology.
Her research interests can be divided into three focused areas namely environmental and public health, maternity care and maternal experiences, and innovation in teaching and learning. Fiona completed her PhD in the area of population health specifically addressing maternal morbidity after childbirth and her emergent research interests include the development of effective screening for ‘at risk' postpartum women. In 2006 Fiona was awarded the Bob & June Prickett Churchill Fellowship for study into an aspect of the health of Australians.
Fiona has been actively involved in the professions of nursing and midwifery. She was an Expert Advisory Panel Member, to the Review of Maternity Services in Queensland and is currently appointed as a Midwifery Academic on the Ministerial Advisory Maternity Services Steering Committee; and as a Member of the Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality Subcommittee of the Queensland Maternal and Perinatal Quality Council. Fiona represents the Australian College of Midwives on the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing – Continence Management Advisory Implementation Subcommittee. In 2007 she commenced as the Chair of the Midwifery Peer Review Panel and as a member of the Education Committee of the Queensland Nursing Council. She is an Editorial Board Member for Women and Birth, the Journal of the Australian College of Midwives and has been a peer reviewer for Contemporary Nurse, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare and is a sentinel reader for MORE (McMaster On line Rating of Evidence).